Collaborative Research Center/Transregio 63

"Integrated Chemical Processes in Liquid Multiphase Systems"

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B4 Hydroformylation of Petrochemical- and Oleochemical Starting Materials in Micellar Solvent Systems in a Continuously Operated Miniplant with a Highly Efficient Catalyst Recycling (completed)

Sub-Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schomäcker, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens-Uwe Repke

State of the art

The hydroformylation of short alkenes has already been established as an important standard process in industry for producing aldehydes, which is carried out in a two-phase approach. Due to the decreasing solubility of alkenes with an increasing length of carbon chains in the aqueous phase, the hydroformylation of higher olefins is not yet established in industry.

Research goals

In B4 a fully automated mini-plant has been built, to conduct experimental investigations on a continuous process for the hydroformylation of higher olefins with rhodium catalysts in multiphase systems. The aim is to validate laboratory results on reaction and separation in an early stage. Additionally, gaining a deeper understanding of phenomena which occur during continuous operation with internal recycles and which are impossible to observe in a lab scale is of interest. Therefore, the analytical instrumentation will be extended and used together with model based strategies, aiming for a robust continuous operation. In detail, operating data will be used for model identification and validation of single units. Afterwards soft-sensor approaches and advanced process control strategies for start-up and robust continuous operation will be developed and tested together with subproject C4. Following the concept of the modular plant design, alternative processes and apparatus designs will be installed.


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  • Microemulsions
  • Homogeneous Catalysis
  • Modular Mini-Plant
  • Process Intensification
  • Phase Separation
Connected projects within Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 63

A2 Catalytic Upgrading of Long Chain Olefins by Hydroformylation and Hydroesterification in Surfactant Modified Multi Phase Systems

A6 Mass Transfer and Interfacial Phenomena in Micellar Three Phase Systems and Pickering Emulsions

B1 Optimal Reactor Design and Operation for Liquid Multiphase Systems

B6 Pickering Emulsions for Formulation and Separation of Non-miscible Systems for Catalyst Retention

B8 Dispersion and Coalescence in Stirred Micellar Three-phase Systems

C1 Model-based Control of the Development of Novel Chemical Processes

C4 Process Operation and Control of the Miniplants

Recent Publications

Meyer, K.; Ruiken, J-P.; Illner, M.; Paul, A.; Müller, D.; Esche, E.; Wozny, G.; Maiwald, M. Process spectroscopy in microemulsions—setup and multi-spectral approach for reaction monitoring of a homogeneous hydroformylation process. Meas. Sci. Technol.; 28, 035501, 2017. [doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6501/aa54f3]

Misra, A.; de Souza, L. G. M.; Illner, M; Hohl, L.; Kraume, M.; Repke, J.-U.; Thévenin, D. Simulating separation of a multiphase liquid-liquid system in a horizontal settler by CFD. Chem. Eng. Sci., 167, 242-250, 2017. [doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2017.03.062]

Müller, D.; Illner, M.; Esche, E.; Pogrzeba, T.; Schmidt, M.; Schomäcker, R.; Biegler, L. T.; Wozny, G.; Repke, J-U. Dynamic real-time optimization under uncertainty of a hydroformylation mini-plant. Comp. Chem. Eng., Advance Article, 2017. [doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2017.01.041]

Paul, A.; Meyer, K.; Ruiken, J.-P.; Illner, M.; Müller, D.-N.; Esche, E.; Wozny, G.; Westad, F.; Maiwald, M. Process spectroscopy in microemulsions—Raman spectroscopy for online monitoring of a homogeneous hydroformylation process. Meas. Sci. Technol., 28, 035502, 2017. [doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6501/aa54f0]

Pogrzeba, T.; Illner, M.; Schmidt, M.; Repke, J.-U. Microemulsion Systems as Switchable Reaction Media for the Catalytic Upgrading of Long-Chain Alkenes. Chem. Ing. Tech., 89(4), 459-463, 2017. [doi: 10.1002/cite.201600140]


Illner, M.; Müller, D.; Esche, E.; Pogrzeba, T.; Schmidt, M.; Schomäcker, R.; Wozny, G.; Repke, J. U. Hydroformylation in Microemulsions: Proof of Concept in a Miniplant. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 55, 8616-8626, 2016. [doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.6b00547]

Kasaka, Y.; Bibouche, B.; Volovych, I.; Schwarze, M.; Schomäcker, R. Investigation of phase behaviour of selected chemical reaction mixtures in microemulsions for technical applications. Colloids Surf. A, 494, 49-58, 2016. [doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.01.01]

Pogrzeba, T.; Müller, D.; Illner, M.; Schmidt, M.; Kasaka, Y.; Weber, A.; Wozny, G.; Schomäcker, R.; Schwarze, M. Superior catalyst recycling in surfactant based multiphase systems – Quo vadis catalyst complex? Chem. Eng. Process., 99, 155-166, 2016. [doi:10.1016/j.cep.2015.09.003]


Müller, D.; Esche, E.; Pogrzeba, T.; Illner, M.; Leube, F.; Schomäcker, R.; Wozny, G. Systematic Phase Separation Analysis of Surfactant-Containing Systems for Multiphase Settler Design. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 54(12), 3205-3217, 2015. [doi:10.1021/ie5049059]

Müller, D.; Esche, E.; Werk, S.; Wozny, G. Dynamic Chance-Constrained Optimization under Uncertainty on Reduced Parameter Sets. Comput.-Aided Chem. Eng., 37, 725-730, 2015. [doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-63578-5.50116-X]

Pogrzeba, T.; Müller, D.; Hamerla, T.; Esche, E.; Paul, N.; Wozny, G.; Schomäcker, R. Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroformylation of Long-Chain Olefins in Aqueous Multiphase Systems in a Continuously Operated Miniplant. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 54(48), 11953-11960, 2015. [doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.5b01596]

Dissertations

Kasaka, Y. Untersuchung des Phasenverhaltens von Mikroemulsionen aus ausgewählten chemischen Reaktionsmischungen im Rahmen der Prozessentwicklung. Technische Universität Berlin, 2016. [More]

López Cárdenas, D. C. Systematic evaluation of ill-posed problems in model-based parameter estimation and experimental design. Technische Universität Berlin, 2016. [More]


Esche, E. MINLP optimization under uncertainty of a mini plant for the oxidative coupling of methane. Technische Universität Berlin, 2015.
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Müller, D. Development of operation trajectories under uncertainty for a hydroformylation mini plant. Technische Universität Berlin, 2015.
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Müller, M. Prozessentwicklung mittels mobiler und modularer Miniplant-Technik. Technische Universität Berlin, 2012.
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Membrane processes
Multiphase processes
Module optimisation

 

Recent Publications

Illner, M.; Schmidt, M.; Pogrzeba, T.; Urban, C.; Esche, E.; Schomäcker, R.; Repke, J.-U. Palladium-Catalyzed Methoxycarbonylation of 1-Dodecene in a Two-Phase System: The Path toward a Continuous Process. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 57(27), 8884-8894, 2018. [doi: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b01537]


Bublitz, S.; Esche, E.; Tolksdorf, G.; Mehrmann, V. Analysis and Decomposition for Improved of Nonlinear Process Models in Chemical Engineering. Chem. Eng. Tech., 171, 513-519, 2017. [doi.org/10.1002/cite.201700041]

Esche, E.; Hoffmann, C.; Illner, M.; Müller, D.; Fillinger, S.; Tolksdorf, G.; Bonart, H.; Wozny, G.; Repke, J.-U. MOSAIC – Enabling Large-Scale Equation-Based Flow Sheet Optimization. Chem. Ing. Tech., 89(5), 620-635, 2017. [doi: 10.1002/cite.201600114]

Misra, A.; de Souza, L. G. M.; Illner, M; Hohl, L.; Kraume, M.; Repke, J.-U.; Thévenin, D. Simulating separation of a multiphase liquid-liquid system in a horizontal settler by CFD. Chem. Eng. Sci., 167, 242-250, 2017. [doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2017.03.062]

Müller, D.; Illner, M.; Esche, E.; Pogrzeba, T.; Schmidt, M.; Schomäcker, R.; Biegler, L. T.; Wozny, G.; Repke, J-U. Dynamic real-time optimization under uncertainty of a hydroformylation mini-plant. Comp. Chem. Eng., 106, 836-848, 2017. [doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2017.01.041]

Pogrzeba, T.; Schmidt, M.; Milojevic, N.; Urban, C.; Illner, M.; Repke, J.-U.; Schomäcker, R. Understanding the Role of Nonionic Surfactants during Catalysis in Microemulsion Systems on the Example of Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroformylation. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 56(36), 9934-9941, 2017. [doi: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02242]

Pogrzeba, T.; Illner, M.; Schmidt, M.; Repke, J.-U. Microemulsion Systems as Switchable Reaction Media for the Catalytic Upgrading of Long-Chain Alkenes. Chem. Ing. Tech., 89(4), 459-463, 2017. [doi: 10.1002/cite.201600140]

Dissertations

Böhm, L. P. Comparison of single bubble and bubble swarm behavior in narrow gaps inside flat sheet membrane modules. Technische Universität Berlin, 2015.
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